So, I started working on getting healthier about a year ago... I have lost about 20 pounds. I need to lose another 25 or 30 pounds. I am pretty consistent on exercising 5 or 6 days a week. I started tracking on my insurance's website and I learned how to know how to track my exercise and my eating. Things kind of slowed down after the school year started so, I started looking at Spark People. I need a quick way to track and this seems to be the ticket.
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find foods that work with your chemistry. i created this meal on my own. i can't seem to loose weight if i eat any grain products. so one day i experimented.
i make this mixture for breakfast , lunch and dinner. i have lost 32 pounds in 23 weeks. i cook
4 large portabella mushrooms sliced, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, 4 large onions sliced, 2 large green peppers, 3 cans green beans, 1 can rutabaga and 5 sliced chicken sausages.
it makes enough for at least 4 days, three meals a day. total cost is 12 dollars. i buy the mushrooms and chicken at sams club. sounds crazy but it taste good and most importantly it's working. i'm not hungry . if i feel the urge to cheat i go get a fork full of my mixture. i chew very slowly as to enjoy my meal.
i have added a small banana and grapes for my snacks and to be a fix for my sweet tooth.
you can add other foods into your menu. just know what works with your body chemistry.
I have gone from 198 to 166 pounds. i can now fit into a size 14 comfortably. i feel so much better. think of carrying a 2 year old around your waist every minute of every day. no i am not done. on the obese chart i have gone from being obese to just plain fat. my goal is to drop another 22 pounds. then i will be happy, healthy and never allow myself to get in this condition again.
one might say eating the same food every day would get boring. not true. when you look in the mirror and can see the difference it's worth
Fitness Minutes: (94,457) Posts: 10,061 11/28/11 10:40 P
Today is day 3 for me to be a part of Spark People. I am excited that I can have food and fitness trackers and all the other tools of this site. I need to lose about 30 lbs. to be healthy. My goal is to take it one day at a time.
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